In May 2019, Princess Cruises will debut a new restaurant and bar at their Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge in Alaska. Named after famed Alaskan pioneer Fannie “Q” Quigley, Fannie Q’s will showcase her story and locally inspired dishes in a modern saloon setting.
“Our new Fannie Q’s Saloon was inspired by this famous female pioneer’s sense of adventure and tenacity, helping to tell the local stories our guests seek to discover while enjoying an authentic dining experience with local eats and beverages,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president.
Just outside of the saloon and in the heart of the Princess Village at the lodge, the Fireside Patio will also debut with three firepits for guests to gather around, roast marshmallows, and have a drink in the midnight sun.
The existing Grizzly Bar & Grill at the lodge will be updated and renamed Grizzly Burger. The casual restaurant allows guests to quickly order at the counter and then seat themselves. The venue will feature the line’s award-winning “Ernesto” burger, named “Best Burger at Sea” by Cruise Critic.
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is located a mile from the entrance to Denali National Park and features a large deck overlooking the Nenana River with views into the park. Accommodations are available to Princess cruisetour guests who are exploring the interior of Alaska before or after their cruise.
In 2019, seven Princess Cruises ships will sail to Alaska with the inaugural season there for Royal Princess, which will be the largest Princess ship to ever sail in the region. To enhance the overall vacation, over 23 cruisetours are also available. Learn more about Princess’ 2019 season in Alaska here.